The Priests House,Venues in North Yorkshire Barnaby Aldrick Wedding Photography

The Priests House Wedding Venue

A truly historic venue in the Yorkshire Dales

10 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £6,000

Price Range: £1,000 - £10,000

Hire Price Range: £800 - £3,895

Per Person Price Range: £120 - £180

Guests for a ceremony: 85

Guests for sit down meal: 2 - 75

Accommodation Rooms: 4

Accommodation Capacity: 20

Features & Services

Small and intimate

Medieval setting

Exclusive use

Excellent service and delicious food

Wide range of decor options included

In-house floristry service

Stunning photograph opportunities

Smaller intimate covid friendly weddings

Outdoor games hire

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed
Chapel on premises
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Outdoor Ceremonies
Receptions Only

Venue Setting


Venue Type

Castles & Palaces
Country House
Manor House
Pubs & Restaurants
Unique & Unusual
Intimate Venue
Outdoor Weddings

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies
Exclusive use
Bridal suite
Guest rooms
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Wedding coordinator
Onsite car parking
One wedding per day
Licensed bar
Wedding packages
Bespoke weddings
Dog friendly

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers


Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

All our weddings have exclusive use for the duration. Typically ceremony only is 3 hours, with a wedding breakfast 6 hours and the full day 10 hours. Times commence from one hour prior to the official ceremony time

Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?

Yes. Both the main room in the House and the Chapel are licensed for civil ceremonies.

Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?

Yes but the arrangements would need to be discussed.

Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?

Sorry, we do not as a rule allow corkage.

Can we use our own caterers?

We provide an excellent catering service in-house.

From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?

There isn't a great deal of decorating required, the Chapel and House speak for themselves. We can provide a fabulous floral service. Access is usually granted from first thing in the morning of the wedding but arrangements can be discussed.

What time does the reception need to finish?

The bar is 11pm, last dance 11.30pm and carriages for midnight

Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?

Whilst we do not have noise restrictions, the acoustics of the venue itself will dictate the noise levels.

Are fireworks allowed?

Only on 5th November and New Years Eve except for hand held sparklers....there is livestock in the fields all around...

Is confetti allowed?


Are candles allowed?


Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?

One of the bedrooms in the bunk barn has a double bed...

Is there accommodation on site?

We have a comfortable bunk barn that sleeps up to 20 guests. Great for families and younger guests, but perhaps not for gran or your favourite aunt!

Is there additional accommodation nearby?

There are plenty of B&B's in the valley, with hotels in Skipton, Ilkley and Grassington which are all equidistant.

About The Priests House

With the stunning backdrop of Barden Tower, the Priests House is ideally located for a private and exclusive wedding and reception. The House is perfect for an intimate meal for up to 30 guests whilst the magnificent chapel can cater for up to 75.

The Priests house is a small, exclusive wedding venue in the heart of the fabulous Yorkshire Dales. With the magnificent backdrop of the grade 1 listed Barden Tower and the splendid Upper Wharfedale valley, this is a quite superb historical setting with fabulous views up and down the valley. As its name suggests, The Priests House was originally a 16th century chapel serving the Tower and the local area and consists of the House itself together with the newly renovated Chapel.

The House itself is ideal for small, intimate ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 30 guests with the ceremony in the Old Chapel and wedding breakfast in the House itself. Lovingly restored, it has retained many of the medieval features including the open fires, fabulous log beams, and quaint dressers. It is especially intimate in the darker months when the real fires and candles are fully lit and the lights are turned down...

The Chapel having stood empty for some 75 years has been sympathetically refurbished and brought back to its former glory. It can host ceremonies up to 90 guests and is ideal to also use for your wedding breakfast and evening reception venue too (capacity 75). We can also offer the Barden Bunk Barn on the other side of the Tower which provides accommodation for up to 20 guests.

The photo opportunities are endless, with superb backdrops of the ruin of the once magnificent tower on one side and the expanse of the Wharfedale valley on the other.

Customer Reviews

Went to my best friends son's wedding here Sunday 14th November and was pleasantly surprised how lovely it was, wedding, afternoon reception and evening reception all in one place. Felt very olde worlde which was fantastic, the staff couldn't do enough for us and the food was amazing. Highly recommended wedding venue.

Wonderful venue in the most amazing moorland countryside. Staff could not do enough for us.

We had our wedding at the Priest's House recently and our day was exactly as we'd imagined it! Over the year+ that we've been planning our wedding, Debbie, Mark, Steve & Conor have been brilliant, answering all of our questions, and managing our wants and needs quickly and professionally, while still being very friendly. Debbie did our flowers, they were absolutely beautiful - she worked with our colour scheme and produced something amazing. Mark and his team did fantastically with the food - our meal was delicious and I heard nothing but compliments from our guests. We had a taco buffet in the evening, served by the man himself, which despite still being replete from the wedding breakfast 7 hours earlier, went down gangbusters with everyone! Conor managed to get us through our day without a hitch and with a great sense of humour. He MCed our speeches, and, with his team, moved our guests and ourselves around without ever being obtrusive. Given the amount of weddings that the Priest's House are running per week at the moment, I don't know how he keeps a smile on his face! By the end of the day, I felt like I'd made a new friend. All this without mentioning the venue itself! What a fantastic location! We came across it on a random drive through Yorkshire a decade ago, and when it came time to book somewhere, it was the first place we looked for, then built our wedding plans around going there. The Chapel is gorgeous, and the views can't be matched - great for our wedding photos! Thanks everyone at The Priest's House for making our Wedding the perfect day. We're looking forward to coming back for meals in the future and seeing you all again.

My sons wedding was here in August. Wonderful everything was perfect

Excellent Wedding Venue. Amazing staff. Me and my husband Dave had our wedding at The Priests House on the 14.09.21 and it was just incredible from start to finish. I'd first come across it online whilst searching wedding venues 2yrs ago and fell in love just from the pictures but then seeing it in person I fell in love all over again. The weddings team (Steve, Debbie, Connor & Kat and others ) are absolutely amazing they just couldn't do enough for me. They made sure our day ran like clock work. Kat specifically was my wingman on the day, she was impeccable. I must have had a million different questions in the run up to our big day (including the morning itself) which they answered and accommodated every single step of the way, I didn't have to worry over a single aspect of my day. Steve & KAT were both there on the morning of my wedding to help me out with any last minute questions and nerves which was really appreciated,. Connor, was outstanding and managed our whole day without fault. I really couldn't ask for more. I cannot praise the whole weddings team enough they literally did everything I asked for & went above and beyond every step of the way to ensure our day was everything We wanted and more!! The food, the drinks, the service the flowers (wow), the grounds. Everything about The Priests House was perfect and I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else, it was my perfect day & we loved every minute, We really did have the best day of our lives here, more than I planned & even better than we imagined! Thank you all all or the best day of ever ❤️

Loved every single second of our wedding the place is out of this world the service was fantastic and there was so many compliments on the food . Thank you very much for a day to remember for us, and all Our guests . Mr and Mrs Milner ❤️

I can not recommend this wedding venue enough after my son’s wedding here, despite the Covid restriction changes ,not to mention bringing the date forward at such short notice . Obviously the setting is stunning but the personal service , attention to detail and fabulous food made it the absolute perfect choice for our wedding. Debbie and her team are extremely friendly and provide a very professional service ,but most of all they genuinely wanted the wedding to be as perfect as possible for us . The perfect venue for a perfect wedding! Can’t thank them enough x

Good afternoon Debbie, Mark Both Paul and I would like to express our heart felt thanks for all of the hard work that everyone put into our wedding day. As soon as I walked into the venue on our look around day, I knew it was the right place for us. On the day the venue was even better than I could ever have imagined. The tables were sensational. All of the finishing touches were amazing! The food was amazing. So many compliments from everyone. If I wasn’t in a wedding dress I would have licked my plate clean! Both Andy (vegan) and James (egg and bean allergy) were so happy with all of their food. And Conor brought Andy his own plate of Vegan wedding cake -to top it off!

Thanks Tara and Paul. We are delighted you enjoyed the day, it certainly was very special and we really enjoyed being part of it. Hope to see you again next year!

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The Priests House's response

Thank you very much for all your hard work providing us with the wedding of our dreams. We had the most amazing day which we will never forget. The Priests House is such a beautiful location which added to the magic of our day

Hi Catherine and Antony Thank you very much, it was a lovely wedding, and what a perfect February day too. We look forward to seeing you for lunch soon. Debbie, Mark and Steve

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The Priests House's response

We got married at the Priests House in November and it really was the most perfect today. Everything was just beautiful - the flowers, the food, everything! All our guests had a fantastic time and it's a day we will never forget. Thank you Debbie and the team for making it so special. Rebecca & Charlie xx

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